Joe Stegman's WebBlog

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About Joe Stegman's WebBlog

I'm a group program manager on the Silverlight presentation and graphics team and the focus of my blog will be to answer questions and provide general information on Silverlight.  Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for building the next generation of Media Experiences and Rich Interactive Applications.  Silverlight has a friction-free web install with a small download size.  Silverlight supports programmability through JavaScript for tight browser integration as well as a .NET programming model for synergy with Microsoft developers.

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    Updated PNG Generator Sample

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    I fixed a few bugs in the ImageGenerator sample . One was related to non-square images and the other was related to images larger than 64K. If you're using this sample, you'll want to pick up the updated source here . Thanks to planetmarshalluk for the...
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    Dynamic Image Generation in Silverlight

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    I’ve posted a sample PNG image generator here (Beta 1 bits). This has 3 dynamically generated images – one randomly filled 64x64 image that’s updated at 6 frames/sec. A second 128x128 image with a gradient fill and a third that’s a 512x512 dynamically...
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    Silverlight in Financials Sample

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    Jaime Rodriguez posted a nice financials sample built using Silverlight 2 Beta 1. Very cool and gives you a nice taste of some of the power of Silverlight 2.
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    DataGrid Sample from Mix08

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    I've been asked by a few folks to post the DataGrid sample I showed in my Mix08 talk. This uses the same backend and data source as the Mix08 sample below but uses a DataGrid rather than an ItemsControl for the UI. There was a bit of XAML required in...
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    Deep Zoom version of Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster

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    I took a reasonable resolution version of the Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster and crossed that with the Deep Zoom Composer , added a JS mouse wheel library and in about 5 minutes had a Deep Zoom version of the poster running in Silverlight. The...
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    Another Mix08 sample

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    I've posted the first sample I showed in my Mix08 session. The gratuitous use if video and animations is designed to show how well Silverlight 1.0 features (media and animations) work with the Silverlight 2 control model. In this sample, I show a rotating...
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    Mix08 Content

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    Mike Harsh and I gave a couple of sessions at Mix08 this year on building applications using Silverlight 2 Beta 1. You can find a live version of the one of the samples here and I've posted the source here . Here's a screen shot of the sample: ...
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    Updated samples

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    In addition to the Jelly Samples, I've updated the others samples on my Blog to work with the latest RC.
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    Updated Jelly Samples for the Silverlight RC

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    Richard Z. updated and enhanced the Jelly samples to work with the RC1 build of Silverlight . You can get the RC samples here . Other than visual updates, the main change was to update to the new Silverlight.js from the RC1 SDK .
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    Jelly Source Code

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    I’ve had several requests for this so I’ve posted the source code here . Again, big thanks to Richard Zadorozny for these samples.
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    Updated post on Version 1.0 Breaking Changes

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    I've created a single post that aggregates my other posts on V 1.0 breaking changes. This post does include a few changes I hadn't previously blogged about. In the future, I'll add new breaking changes to this list (although this should be the last of...
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    Richard Z's Jelly Samples

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    Richard Zadorozny, a Program Manager Intern on the Windows team, developed three Silverlight “Jelly” samples while getting up to speed with the technology. I found them pretty cool so I’ve posted them here: bar chart , a pie chart and a graph samples...
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    Silveright Breaking Changes between Mix and Version 1.0

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    I’m using the post to aggregate my other post into a comprehensive list of V1.0 breaking changes. 1. There are a set of ASX tags we previously silently ignored that we will now result in a MediaFailed event. These are: PREVIEWMODE, BANNERBAR, PARAM...
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    V 1.0 Visibility Property Breaking Change

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    In order to reduce surface area, we removed Visibility.Hidden from the product. Prior to this change Visibility.Hidden behaved the same as Visibility.Collapsed. From a functionality stand-point, the Silverlight behavior is closer to the WPF Visibility...
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    V 1.0 Downloader Breaking Change

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    Due to difficulties in providing reliable synchronous downloads cross-platform, we’ve removed this from our downloader API. Removing this means we no longer need the 3 rd parameter on the downloader open call so this has been removed. Since we’ve removed...
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    Some V1.0 Breaking Changes

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    We’re making a few breaking changes between our Mix release and our RTM release due in Summer. You can author content today that works on both Mix and RTM release if you do the following: · Remove “javascript:” in your event handlers. This is generally...
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    Updated VideoSearch sample

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    I’ve made a few updates and fixes to the VideoSearch sample posted below. Most notably, I fixed an issue with image files not always being present. The source is at the same location .
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    Mix CreateFromXAML and Timer Sample

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    I've posted the CreateFromXAML and Timer sample from my Mix talk. You can run the sample here and get the source here . The sample uses the downloader component to retrieve a ZIP archive that contains a set of XAML files. To do this, in the onLoad event...
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    Mix07 Deck

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    I've posted my Mix07 deck here (zipped Office 2007 format).
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    Mix Video Search sample

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    I’m a few days late but finally getting around to posting my Mix session samples and source. The first sample is of a front-end I built for MSN video. The sample is available online here with the source here . Here’s a screen shot of the sample:
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    Mix Sessions Online

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    The Mix sessions are available on-line here . For Silverlight sessions, I’d recommend starting with the following: V 1.0 Sessions: · Celso Gomes: Building Rich Web Experience with Silverlight and Microsoft Expression Studio for Designers ...
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    Mix 07

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    Wow – what an amazing and fun Mix07 . There were a number of great sessions delivered however what really excites me is the delivery of the new bits with associated samples , docs , forums and Quickstarts all hosted on our new community site . A couple...
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    "WPF/E (codename)" is now "Silverlight"

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    It's true - we now have an official name that's much better than our previous codename (plus official graphics). This was announced at NAB this morning. You can find more information on our landing page on microsoft.com or on our press page also on...
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    I don't speak Slovenian but...

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    Here's a pretty cool Slovenian site showing Vista features and built on the Feb. CTP.
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    Feb CTP is Live

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    Due to a premature time bomb, we've posted this a few days earlier than expected. See Mike Harsh's post for links. New features in the FEB CTP include: Keyboard Input (KeyUp/KeyDown) MP3 Support Mouse cursor support Async downloader...
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